Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics or Data Science – new rules? Future possibilities Quants have been at the core of many financial services firms for decades, but we now live in a time of significant change, with the re-emergence of advanced analytics – commonly referred to as Data Science.  This has spawned an unquenchable thirst for…

Armstrong International is hiring. INTERNAL VACANCY – Associate, Business Development, Financial Services We are looking for an Associate to join the business development team at Armstrong International.  You will help increase our brand, strength of our relationships, market position and YOY position. You will be responsible for originating new business by cold calling and meeting…

Buy-Side SoftBank has added Goldman MD Murtaza Ahmed, to help manage Vision Fund River and Mercantile Asset Management fired Philip Rodrigs, one of its portfolio managers Paul Squires is exiting AXA after over 20 years, to become head of equity trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Invesco JPMorgan Asset Management has promoted its…

Armstrong International is hosting a Data Science meet-up to discuss what’s possible in the first few years of establishing machine learning in an organisation. Harry Powell, currently Head of Data Science at Barclays and Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data & Customer Experience at BT Research, will be giving presentations on what their teams managed…

The Gender Pay Gap As the new law requiring UK companies to report the difference in what they pay their male and female employees rolls out, early reports are showing gender pay gaps as high as 65%. The law requires firms of 250+ employees to calculate and publish the difference between average and median hourly…

What the GDPR Means for the Banking Industry Standfirst: New regulations put customers in control of their own data and could have major implications for the banking industry. The rise of digital technology and the increased use of data has transformed the banking industry. It’s opened up a host of possibilities, but as so often…

The sustainable and ethical investment sector is growing. Where is this going and how should managers react? Sustainable and ethical investment is on the march as consumers and investors begin to show an appetite for funds which do more than just make money. However, how strong is this so-called boom and can these funds really…

Should the CEO and Chairman be the Same Person? Standfirst: It’s a question that just won’t go away: should Banks Split the roles of the Chairman and the CEO? In 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch gave its CEO Bryan Moynihan another title: Chairman. In doing so they reversed a policy of separation which has…

What does MiFid II really mean for Long-Only Asset Management? Standfirst: MiFID II is coming and if asset managers think they’ll get by with relatively little change, they could be in for a rude awakening. MiFID II – Europe’s answer to the financial crisis – is on the way in January 2018 and it’s got…

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